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Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Welcome to the Africa CHA's Platform

The Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) is an advocacy and networking platform for Christian Health Associations (CHAs) and Church Health Networks from Sub-Saharan Africa. The platform was established through the inspiration and support of World Council of Churches in 2007. On May 4, 2012 ACHAP attained legal Registration as a Regional Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). The registration was issued by the Government of Kenya under the NGO Coordination Act of 1990 following the decision of the 5th Biennial CHAs Conference and General Assembly held in Accra in February 2011. ACHAP is led by a Board which reports to the General Assembly. The Board drives policy, strategy and advocacy and is assisted by Thematic Technical Working Groups (TWGs) comprising of various member CHAs.


In its Constitution ACHAP’s mission is defined as: “Inspired by Christ’s healing ministry, ACHAP supports Church related health associations and organizations to work and advocate for health for all in Africa, guided by equity, justice and human dignity.”


The purpose of ACHAP is to promote continued, effective and efficient engagement of Church Health Services in Africa towards achieving equitable access to quality health care among members of the Platform and in Africa at large.The operations of the Platform are coordinated by a Secretariat  hosted by the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) in Nairobi. The core mandate of ACHAP is to facilitate joint advocacy, networking and communication among Christian Health Associations and other Church Health Networks and partners in support of the Church health work in Africa.

BACKGROUND OF ACHAP
The decision to establish ACHAP and it’s Secretariat was made during the Christian Health Associations (CHAs) 3rd Biennial Conference which was held in January 2007 in Bagamoyo, Tanzania through a declaration that was named “Commitment statement”. Membership to the platform is open to various Christian Health Associations and Church Health Networks from Africa.
The purpose of ACHAP is to promote continued, effective and efficient engagement of Church Health Services in Africa towards achieving equitable access to quality health care among members of the Platform and in Africa at large.


Vision
Acknowledging that every person is a precious child of God;  ACHAP Vision is;
“Health and Healing for all in Africa”


 Mission
 Inspired by Christ’s healing ministry, ACHAP supports Church related health associations and organizations to work and advocate for health for all in Africa, guided by equity, justice and human dignity


Core Values
 Equity and justice
 Respect for human dignity
 Gender sensitivity
 Transparency and accountability
 Integrity and good stewardship
 Innovation and resourcefulness
 Inclusive and non-discriminatory
 Compassion and Solidarity
 Preference for marginalized  and disadvantaged populations

Objectives
1. To facilitate networking and communication among Christian Health Associations and other Church Health Networks in Africa.
2. To facilitate joint advocacy with and for the Christian Health Associations and Church Health Networks in Africa on matters of health development.
3. To support the capacity development of Christian Health Associations and Church Health Networks to provide quality health care through Church Health Networks.
4. To establish and maintain partnerships with other institutions and organisations in support of health development in Africa.

Membership
• ACHAP membership shall be open to Christian Health Associations (CHAs), Church Health Networks (CHNs) and other Church Health Organizations (CHOs)
• These associations, networks or organizations refer to those founded/ owned/managed jointly or individually by Christian denominations namely; Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Pentecostal or Evangelical.
• The Church health association, network or organization may be representative of:
- Health Care /Service delivery institutions, hospitals, clinics etc
- Drug supply organizations
- Health professional training institutions
only or all inclusive

ACHAP Secretariat
ACHAP Secretariat is hosted by the Christian Health Association of Kenya in Nairobi. The platform secretariat has a bi-lingual Communication Officer whose main task is to facilitate communication and networking among Anglophone and Francophone CHAs and with collaborating/development partners. In addition the Secretariat promotes partnerships and supports efforts to profile the work, potential, knowledge, experiences of Christian Health Associations and Church Health Networks from Africa. The Platform Secretariat facilitates translation of various important documents and publications into both English and French and ensures their dissemination to the respective CHAs. The Secretariat maintains an updated Directory of the various CHAs from Africa and has assisted in planning for exchange visits among CHAs from different countries. The Secretariat coordinates the production and dissemination of a quarterly electronic bulletin known as the Africa CHA's Bulletin in both English and French. This bulletin is available from ACHAP website.


The Platform Secretariat is also mandated to facilitate planning and management of logistics for the CHAs Biennial Conferences and workshops in collaboration with the hosting country CHA. In 2008, the Platform Secretariat with the assistance of CHAK and CSSC successfully hosted the Sub-Saharan Africa Global Fund-FBO's Conference in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania on 16-18th April with funding from Global Fund and the World Council of Churches (WCC). The Secretariat facilitated the successful hosting of the ACHAP Biennial Conferences in 2009 in Kampala Uganda and in 2011 in Accra, Ghana.


The contacts for the Africa CHAs Platform Secretariat Office are:
AFRICA CHAs PLATFORM (ACHAP) SECRETARIAT
C/O - CHRISTIAN HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF KENYA (CHAK)
Lavington, Musa Gitau Road off Waiyaki Way
P.O Box 30690,
00100, Nairobi, KENYA
Tel : 254-20-4441920254-20-4441920, 4445160; +254-733-334419+254-733-334419, 722-203617
Fax : 254-20-4440306
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